"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first that is still to come."
Leonardo da Vinci
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the U.S. where fresh water from the Central Valley mixes with the salt water of the Pacific. Crabs, clams, fish and birds live in its deepwater channels, marshes and tidelands.

What’s in Your Watershed?

The Fiesty Dungeness Crab

If you look closely into the depths of the estuaries around the Bay, you may spot a Dungeness Crab resting near the sea floor. Dungeness Crabs make temporary homes in our watershed.

Grow (and Eat) Your Own Oysters

A Conversation with a Pickleweed Point Oyster Farmer

The Watershed Project's Executive Director Linda Hunter recently made a trip out to Tomales Bay to visit our newest fiscally sponsored project: The Pickleweed Point Community Oyster Farm, directed by local Aquaculturist Luc Chamberland.

Richmond Youth Set Sail on the Bay

Green Academy Kicks Off Second Summer

It is a peaceful moment in the morning, and then dozens of voices can be heard approaching the dock. It is the boisterous and excited sound of youth from The Green Academy.

Grass Be Gone

The Quick and Easy Way to Save Water and Money

California is a dry place-- in the Bay Area, we go for months without precipitation. But despite this fact, Bay Area residential landscapes have something in common with wetter parts of the country: the lawn.